$70K and 8,000 Miles to Become a Father

Hello Lovelies! I’ve found another beautiful story to share with you. The photo that accompanies this story on Yahoo speaks volumes.

When Alan Sangpan was growing up in Chicago, the only child of a single mom who had emigrated from Thailand, there were two things he knew for sure: first, that he wanted to be a father when he grew up, preferably to more than one child. And second, that he was gay. His biggest fear was that the two were mutually exclusive.

“I always knew I was gay, but I never wanted to accept it because that also might mean I would have to accept I couldn’t have children,” Sangpan, 32, tells Yahoo Parenting. “With no gay role models around, this idea became ever more disheartening for me.”

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Marine Suspected in Death of Transgender Filipino Woman

“White male foreigner” and “Marine-style haircut” and they have someone in custody? That’s pretty vague. I do not condone attacking transgender people – female OR male – but I have also seen guys who have the military style cut because they like it. Very low maintenance. At the same time, though, if it is well and truly a Marine, then charges need to be filed and things moved forward.

A U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a 26-year-old transgender woman in the Philippines may be charged with murder as soon as Wednesday, Reuters reports.

Jennifer Laude, 26, was found naked with her head in a toilet and signs of strangulation last weekend, according to CNN. A witness reportedly saw Laude enter the hotel room with an “unidentified white male foreigner” who had a “Marine-style haircut,” CNN reported.

U.S. officials have not identified the Marine because no charges have been filed.

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Baptist Preacher, Claims God Will Send Something Worse Than Ebola As Punishment For Gay Marriage

I’m sorry, Dears, but I have to laugh at this. We’re the reason Ebola has come to America’s shores. Not because we have the best medical care, but because we’re being punished. Go ahead. Roll them eyes; just don’t let ‘em fall out. ;)

A Baptist preacher says the biblical “End Times” are upon us thanks to a federal judge striking down a ban on gay marriage in North Carolina.

According to Ron Baity of the Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., God is so angry over the decision that He’s about to send something even worse than Ebola.

“You think Ebola is bad now, just wait,” Baity warned during his sermon on Sunday.

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Black leaders slam Supreme Court’s ‘cowardice’ in marriage protection ruling

Really? They are really that naive to think that whatever SCOTUS rules on gay marriage will be it? That there will never ever be any more challenges? Get your head out the clouds people!! This is the country where no one settles for anything. It will be challenged in the years and decades to come. I mean if you think the Court could end the debate on gay marriage, I suppose you also believe that any rulings there have been regarding Civil Rights for black people has ended racism, too.

A number of black Christian pastors and church leaders slammed the United States Supreme Court justices for turning down a case that would once and for all settle the dispute and divisiveness created by the issue of same-sex marriage. The National Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian Leaders characterized the court’s decision — “not to hear the case” and send it back to the lower courts — as cowardice on the part of the nine members of the nation’s highest court.

On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court simply stated that it would not review cases which overturned state laws of five states defining marriage as exclusively the union of one man and one woman. The African American Christian group was disappointed that the court gave no explanation for its seemingly arbitrary decision.

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Nick Deutsch, Singer-Songwriter, Comes Out As Gay

I’ve never heard of Nick Deutsch, but bravo for his coming out. Yes, it is about the music for any musician, but you also have to realise the music comes from you from who you are. So it’s all one package.

What does it mean to truly be out of the closet?

Though singer-songwriter Nick Deutsch says he’s been out as gay since before he entered high school, he recently made the bold move to come out publicly for the first time.

The announcement comes in tandem with the release of his new single and video for the song “Run.” According to a statement on YouTube, “‘Run’ chronicles the decay of a relationship between two men, one whom is unable to break free from the destructive bonds of shame… It’s written for anyone whose been through the heartbreak of falling for somebody who can’t love you back.”

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Greg Abbott’s mind-bending defense of banning gay marriage

I still can’t get over how these morons leap to the conclusion that just because I love a woman and am a woman myself, that means I want to fondle a child. That so very wrong and just so maddening that people could think that way!!

Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is defending his state’s same-sex marriage ban on the grounds that it both reduces “unplanned out-of-wedlock births,” and ensures “the survival of the human race” — two seemingly contradictory goals with one calling for less baby-making, and the other hinging on it. His comments add to those of his fellow Lone Star Republicans, who earlier this year warned that marriage equality could lead to incest and pedophilia.

“Because opposite-sex relationships are the only union that is biologically capable of producing offspring, it is rational to believe that opposite-sex marriages will generate new offspring to a greater extent than same-sex marriages will,” wrote Abbott, along with other defendants, in the state’s brief submitted Friday to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. “It is therefore rational for the State to subsidize opposite-sex marriages, which tend to produce benefits for society by generating new offspring, while withholding these subsidies from same-sex relationships, which are far less likely to provide this particular societal benefit.”

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DirecTV’s NFL Ad Stars A Gay Couple “Just Like Any Other”

This is way awesome! Lol I have a straight female friend who loves football a thousand times more than her husband. I mean he likes his team, but she will watch all NFL. When he’s out on duty (he’s in the Coast Guard), every television in their house stays tuned into ESPN. So it’s perfectly acceptable for two gay guys to love the NFL too. Bravo DirecTV, bravo.

Think about the stereotypical American football fan. What comes to mind? If you’ve been taking cues from what advertisers have been pushing on you for years, you’d probably think of, surprise surprise, straight, beer-swilling men. Well, one satellite provider sent a different message with their latest ad, marking the start of the NFL’s 2015 season: DirecTV’s NFL ad featured a gay couple, cutting against established tropes and norms in a pretty awesome way, while affirming at the same time that it’s not strange at all. As one of the two football fans says at the commercial’s conclusion, “we’re just like any couple, really.”

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